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HPV Vaccine: How Many Doses Does It Really Take?
Doctors don't usually encourage patients to deviate from their vaccination schedules, but new evidence suggests that less may actually be more — at least when it comes to the HPV vaccine.
What Women Need to Know About Blood Clots
Taking "the pill" has become a routine part of life for many women around the world. But that doesn't mean birth control pills are entirely without risk.
Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Under Debate
Although it may seem intuitive that you should get screened early and often for all types of cancers, it isn't always that simple. New breast cancer screening guidelines highlight the role of personal choice in screenings for younger women, but not all experts are in agreement.
Breast Cancer and Hormone Therapy: An Evolving Relationship
When it comes to breast cancer risk, not all hormone therapies are created equal. While some may continue to increase the risk of cancer years after a patient stops taking the medications, others can decrease the odds of getting the disease.
Ultrasound First, Possible Benefits Later
Doctors use several tools to examine women who might have pelvic problems. These tools include CT scans, MRIs, X-rays and ultrasounds. One of those tools may now be the preferred first choice.
How Stress Management Could Help Breast Cancer Patients
Stress, sadness and depression are common to breast cancer patients. Learning to manage those feelings early on, however, could help patients for years to come.
Slimming Down Your Cancer Risk
Having a healthy weight is a well-known way to help maintain good heart health, but new evidence suggests that, in women, staying slim could cut cancer risk.
Menopause Rx: The Heart of the Matter
The use of hormones during menopause was once thought to protect against heart disease, but that may not be the case.
This Menopause Therapy Didn't Affect Death Risk
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been a subject of controversy since past research linked it to health problems like cancer. New evidence, however, might clear up some concerns about this treatment.
Know the Risks of Your Uterine Fibroid Surgery
Not all patients face the same risks from the same surgeries. Such is likely the case with surgeries to remove benign uterine tumors.